John Terpstra

Since 1982, John Terpstra has published ten book-length collections of poetry and many chapbooks. He has also published four prose projects, most recently The House with the Parapet Wall, winner of a Hamilton Literary Award. Terpstra has also been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Charles Taylor Prize. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where he works as a writer, cabinetmaker and carpenter.



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Mischief
John Terpstra

2017 / Poetry / $19.95
9781554471676 / Trade paper / 80 pp


John Terpstra chronicles the unfolding of our everyday lives with a playfulness and easy intimacy reminiscent of poets like Alden Nowlan and Al Purdy, his conversational style belying his careful control of language. Whether he’s exploring the spiritual or the temporal, the present or the past, the animate or the inanimate, Terpstra approaches his subjects with a mix of curiosity and empathy, attuned to how the right words can “begin innocently enough / to thread through the fabric of our lives.”



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Other Books by this Author

The House with the Parapet Wall
John Terpstra

2014 / Memoirs / $24.95 CAN
9781554471393 / Trade paper / 160 pp
Brilliant Falls
John Terpstra

2013 / Poetry / $17.95 CAN
9781554471232 / Trade paper / 64 pp
Falling Into Place
John Terpstra

2011 / Nature / $24.95 CAN
9781554471102 / Trade paper / 240 pp
Skin Boat: Acts of faith and other navigations
John Terpstra

2009 / Memoir / $25.95 CAN
9781554470792 / Trade paper / 160 pp
Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems
John Terpstra

2006 / Poetry / $49.95 CAN
9781554470273 / Fine / 144 pp
Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems
John Terpstra

2006 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554470266 / Trade paper / 144 pp
Brendan Luck
John Terpstra

2005 / Poetry / $4.95 CAN
9781554470136 / Pamphlet / 24 pp
The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter
John Terpstra

2005 / Biography / Memoirs / $25.95 CAN
9781554470112 / Trade paper / 144 pp
Disarmament
John Terpstra

2003 / Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781894031738 / Trade paper / 104 pp
Falling Into Place
John Terpstra

2002 / Nature / $25.95 CAN
9781894031608 / Trade paper / 320 pp
Restoration
John Terpstra

2000 / Poetry / $2.95 CAN
9781894031325 / Pamphlet / 16 pp

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